Posts Tagged ‘Producer’

TAEM Interview with Producer Lorenzo Raveggi

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

TAEM- Filmmaking in the United States seems to dwell on the action-packed picture with special effects at its core. European filmmaking, on the other hand, tends to be more artistic. This was recently evident in the recent motion picture ‘The American’. To explore that point further The Arts and Entertainment Magazine has started to focus on European producers and directors as the basis for this trend. We recently discovered Lorenzo Raveggi, a director/producer that hails from Florence Italy. Lorenzo, Please describe your origins in filmmaking.

LR- Hello, I am Florentine yes. Florence is capital of the Renaissance. I was born like career with the lyric theatre and than growing up to writing movies and acting. My passion for the great history transported me to filmmaking. And now here I am.

TAEM- Who were your mentors in your career and tell us who inspired you the most ?

LR- I trust very much in Lorenzo Raveggi. And if I can say a name of inspiration maybe the Great Luchino Visconti. But I repeat I think to be Lorenzo Raveggi and love my originality. (more…)

Interview with Producer Peter Hankoff

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

ED- The Eerie Digest is thrilled to introduce Peter Hankoff to our readers. Peter, you offer our readers another venue of screen production as a Documentary Producer. Tell us all about this field.

PH- There are probably about as many types of documentaries as there are TV shows or movies.  I’ve got a strong history bent so a lot of what I make is more fact-driven than the current fare of “non-fiction television” or “reality shows.”

ED- Unlike most film production you deal with true history. What impact does your work have on the world today?

PH- I don’t know the impact as much as I know the intent, which is to try to illuminate something from the past and – hopefully – show how it resonates today.  I do my best to stay true to the facts and if I can get one kid to open a history book or ask “why” then I feel like I’m ahead in the world.  History is made up of two things: troublemakers and real estate.  And that never seems to change. (more…)

Interview with Writer/Director/Producer Alyn Darnay

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

ED- The Eerie Digest is thrilled to introduce Writer/Director/Producer Alyn Darnay from the East Coast’s land of sunshine, Florida. Alyn it’s so great to see so many great works being created on the East Coast.  Many viewers have forgotten that Film does not totally revolve around Hollywood. Tell us about your beginnings and how you have risen in the film business.

AD- Thanks for asking Joseph, and yes there is great work going on in Florida, always has been. As to my beginnings here’s a condensed version. I began in LA, as most of us have. I was a reader first, and then did work at MGM and 20th before settling down at Famous Players Corp. under Academy Award Winner Albert Zugsmith. Learned a lot from that guy. Then I took off for Europe and worked on films for companies in Rome, Paris and England. Back in the States 4 years later I found a home in Chicago doing commercials for some of the biggest agencies and companies in the world. Proctor & Gamble, McDonald’s, NBC, Sears, Volkswagen, Conoco Oil, Kraft, M&M Mars, Oscar Meyer, Hilton, Gerber, Entenmann’s, Swift & Company, Green Giant, and Quaker to name a few. I moved to Miami in 1992 and formed Chaos Films to provide Film, Video, and HD services throughout South Florida, The Keys, and the Caribbean. (more…)